Nablus-Gaza Post – Israeli forces raid Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus, injuries reported
Several Palestinians were injured by Israeli military gunfire Wednesday night, and dozens more were suffocated as Israeli forces stormed Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus city according to local sources.
Sources reported that Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses carrying hundreds of fanatical Jewish settlers into the site, which is located in a Palestinian-controlled area, resulting in clashes with Palestinian residents.
The soldiers opened fire on Palestinians protesting the raid and attempting to block settlers’ access to the site.
Director of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society’s (PRCS) Emergency Department, Ahmad Jibril, stated that medics provided treatment for three protestors who were hit by rubber-coated steel bullets, including one hit in the chest, and rushed them to hospital.
He asserted that 33 others were treated at the scene from the effects of tear gas suffocation.
Settlers raided Joseph’s Tomb, located in a densely Palestinian populated area in Nablus, provoking chaos and confrontation with local residents.
The location of Joseph’s Tomb is disputed. Palestinians believe the site is the sanctuary of Sheikh Yousef Dweikat, a local religious figure, while Israeli settlers believe it is the resting place of Biblical Patriarch Joseph.
To reinforce its bogus claims to the territory and to give them a veneer of historical and religious legitimacy, Israel refers to the occupied West Bank as “Judea and Samaria.”
In violation of international law, over 700,000 Israeli settlers live in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
(Source / 30.11.2021)